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Questions to ask when choosing a backpack

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Backpack

Whether you are carrying textbooks, all your camping gear or your laptop and charged, having a sturdy backpack is essential. You want to make sure your backpack doesn’t drag you down and instead helps you with your load, whatever it may be. There are four questions you should consider before going out and buying a backpack. What Kind of Backpack Should I Get? There are literally backpacks for anyone and any purpose. You could get a hiking one for those outdoor trips to help alleviate carrying all your equipment. You might be considering a versatile rolling backpack or a lightweight and portable laptop bag. You could also be thinking about a stylish canvas bag. Ask yourself how often you will use the bag and for what purpose. For example, you should probably avoid a...

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Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Let it Snow! January is a big month for people in Southern California to head to the snow! Whether you're looking to stay in California or head elsewhere, you need to make sure you have the right quality gear with you to brave the snow. At Surplus Store, we pride ourselves on being a friendly neighborhood store that has all of the winter clothing for the snow you will ever need.. We know for people who are accustomed to Los Angeles weather, buying the right gear for the snow can be difficult, particularly when the citizens of the Greater Los Angeles Area aren't used to being in those snowy conditions. But don't worry, we've put together a list of reliable, name brand clothes you'll need to stay warm. Wearing the right...

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The Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Will Be Perfect For Your Loved One

The Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Will Be Perfect For Your Loved One

Something for Everybody The perfect last-minute Christmas gifts can be found just around the corner on Venice blvd. in Southern California. The Surplus Store is a low cost, affordable, family owned and operated, camping and military surplus store that may be the exact place you need when looking for a meaningful gift this year. According to our calendars, that special holiday of giving is near; shoppers are scrambling to pick up the best gifts for their friends and family. We may be busy with work and planning events and trips that could pit us with a limited time to shop for gifts. Many shoppers panic on what to get for their loved ones, if you're one of them, don't worry. We’re a large surplus store in the West LA region with...

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Spring Hikes in Los Angeles

Spring Hikes in Los Angeles

Spring Hikes in Los Angeles Take this time to enjoy all the spring hikes in Los Angeles. Whether you have the full week off or only a free weekend day to spend outdoors, it is important to escape the city and explore the outdoors. Doing so is scientifically proven to help you lose weight, reduce stress, and improve happiness. Regardless of the ample benefits, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite locations and trails for your spring hikes in Los Angeles. 1.Malibu Creek State Park Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and accessible by Mulholland Highway, Malibu Creek State Park is one of the most fabulous recreation areas accessible to denizens of Los Angeles county. Containing a swimming hall, beautiful sprawling fields, groves of old oak trees, and even the site where...

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